A Place For You

A Place For You

A place for everything and everything in its place. This phrase comes to mind this morning.  It’s so very true.  But once you’ve lived somewhere for 20 plus years you start to burst at the seams with everything.  I’ve found that I have more things than places.  It might be time to start downsizing, at least on the stuff.  One thing is for sure there is always room for what I hold dearest.  I just find that my dearest possessions are dearer and less possessing. Oh beloved, God speaks to our hearts this morning.  There is a place for you …

You’re Worth The Blessing

You’re Worth The Blessing

Danny and one of his best buds spent the evening sitting with yet another best bud.  They did this to help his wife be able to come visit with us at a women’s retreat.  So I got to be with two of my besties as well!  Doesn’t God do amazing things for us? Oh beloved, God wants to do amazing things for you! He already has.  But He also knows your heart’s desires.  Deep things down inside you haven’t shared with anyone.  Maybe you’ve hardly whispered in prayer to the Father about it. He says watch for it.  Watch how …

When Do You Quit Praying?

When Do You Quit Praying?

  Traveling back and forth to Hot Springs, we’ve been watching the progress of the widening of the highway along the way. It’s been a mess. I’ve yet to see anything completed. But because they are still working, there is obviously some progress being made. One day the project will be complete and everyone will see the outcome. Those construction workers are not quitting simply because it’s taking so long. And they are not quitting because it’s a bigger mess than before they started. When it comes to prayer we love the outcome – we are so enthralled with what …

God Wants To Speak To Our Hearts

God Wants To Speak To Our Hearts

On the hunt for some new clothes, I purchased some unrelated items.  As I walked towards the exit I noticed that a pair of pants were still in my buggy.  I turned around as one of the checkers was finishing up with a customer.  I told her I realized I did not check out these pants and would she please check them for me.  She was astonished that I wouldn’t just walk on out with the unpaid item. That brought about a conversation on honesty, integrity and more.  She told me that every time she had ever done something wrong …

Sunshine In My Soul

Sunshine In My Soul

  The words to a hymn came to my mind this morning.  “There is sunshine in my soul today…”  There is one thing about me that is true true true. I love sunshine.  An occasional cloudy drizzly day is okay, but extended cloudy days aren’t for me.  The dreary days make me feel dreary too.  As I look at the radar and read the forecast I see that freezing rain weather is not far west of us and a huge line of heavy precipitation even closer to our borders.  Hopefully it won’t last long.  But we will turn lots of …

Recharge For Power

Recharge For Power

  Other pesky critters we’ve been overrun with lately are wasps.  I mean they are everywhere.  We’ve used up three cans of wasp spray in the last week.  Danny got this great idea to use our bug zapper instead, at least for the ones that manage to come inside.  We don’t like using the poisonous spray indoors.  So he got the zapper out of the closet.  It’s a big over-sized metal fly swatter that will electrocute whatever you hit with it. The only problem was the batteries were no longer in it. And we were out of D batteries.  Useless …

God Can Have It All

God Can Have It All

      God Can Have It All   Well you’ve been watching a lot of sci- fi movies these days. My husband loves sci-fi. I told him when he was in the hospital that he could watch all the sci-fi he wanted and that I would watch them with him without complaint. He has taken me at my word. Lol When we are in a place of insecurity, pain or trouble it’s a good time to tell God He can have it all. Oh beloved. God sees you. He is with you. He honors your life as you give …

One Constant

One Constant

      One Constant     We realized after coming home from the rehab hospital that we had been gone so long that our local discount store had been completely repainted. Time does not stop while we are experiencing difficult times. Things change. We change. Life changes. But one constant in all of life’s ups and downs is the Lord. Oh beloved. God is not going to disappoint you. When you are at your worst moments or when things are completely changing in your world He is still God. He wants you to know that He is with you. …

Deeper Reliance

Deeper Reliance

    Deeper Reliance     After nearly 44 years of marriage trust is what we have. I trust Danny. He’s never done me wrong. He trusts me too. Right now he has to trust me a lot. Decisions, plans and all have to be sorted out. I cannot rely on my own understanding. I need a wisdom beyond self. My emotions may tell me what to do. They certainly want to. But I am looking for a deeper reliance- one I know will turn out right. I’m calling on God.  Thankfully I can talk things over with Danny too. …

Quality Time

Quality Time

    Quality Time     Encourage one another daily. Danny and I are very busy these days encouraging one another. I encourage him as he tries new steps and gets more freedom. He encourages me not to hover. Lol What I’ve noticed is that things we were too busy for now are the sweetest. Simple things like holding hands and sitting together have become so very much more precious. Watching a movie. Laughing. Praying. Blessing meals even. Hearing his voice as he thanks the Lord for the meal is so beautiful. It’s like falling in love all over again. …

Prized Possession

Prized Possession

    Prized Possession     We went to Danny’s first outpatient rehab after we got home. They had many questions for him. We had questions for them too. After all Danny is a prized treasure to me. I have only his best interests in mind. Peace love and quiet are what he needs now. Along with rehab therapists who care about the patient and will take an active interest in their recovery. We were blessed and excited to find out that we had chosen a place where one on one therapy and excellent state of the art equipment would …

Victory

Victory

    Victory     We celebrated Memorial Day in rehab hospital. It reminded me that my dad was a highly decorated war veteran. Both world wars saw him in the line of duty. He was enlisted and sent overseas both times. He had some battle scars but his valiant fighting gave him rewards. My husband has been enlisted and so have I. He did not choose this battle but he has fought valiantly. And he is victorious. Oh beloved you didn’t choose the battle but you are in it. Everything the enemy could throw at you he has. You …